Regulation (page 6)

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    “If you’re willing to take a significant drop in economic activity, I would suggest that”

    Alan Greenspan isn’t wishy washy about the proposal to soak the wealthy with a 70 percent income tax — the idea endorsed by Dem. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. From CNBC comes Greenspan’s response to the congresswoman who identifies herself as a democratic socialist: Without getting into the…
    Donna Martinez, January 8, 2019
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    Oh give me a home where … distilleries compete

    Holiday travel last month took me through the Southeast U.S. into Texas. I joked at the time that I was touring the Land Where Gas Is Below Two Dollars. I could just have easily called it a tour of Land of Better Liquor Laws.
    Jon Sanders, January 4, 2019
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    A Trump regulation rollback update

    Todd Shepherd of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the Trump administration’s continuing effort to eliminate unnecessary federal regulations. President Trump’s deregulatory agenda continued in 2018, although the pace of the deregulation has slipped slightly when compared to his first year in office, according to a new analysis…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    Forced Hike In Minimum Wage = $10,000 to $12,000 Tab For Restaurant Customers

    As of today, Missouri businesses must increase the minimum wage from $7.85 to $8.60 per hour. The Associated Press reports this will be the first of multiple wage hikes that will culminate in a minimum wage of $12 per hour. The hike was approved by voters. The results are…
    Donna Martinez, January 1, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    In a special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio, we revisit some of the year’s most interesting interviews. Roy Cordato explains why Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez misuse the label “socialist.” Jordan Roberts discusses the history of certificate-of-need restrictions for medical providers.
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2018
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    Health insurance on demand?

    Despite cumbersome regulation at every level of the healthcare sector, innovation still exists. The next big shake-up in healthcare could be health insurance on demand. Here is how it would work: It’s a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers…
    Jordan Roberts, December 20, 2018
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    Federal commission focuses on school safety

    Roger Clegg writes for National Review Online about one important component of a new school safety report. Among the recommendations in the final report of the Federal Commission on School Safety … — and one already resulting in predictable condemnation from the Left and distorted reporting by the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2018
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    Taxing out-of-state trusts

    North Carolina’s Department of Revenue (NCDOR) recently claimed the ability to force out-of-state companies to collect sales taxes and set its own rules on how to do that based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (Wayfair) this past June. Now NCDOR is…
    Joseph Coletti, December 19, 2018